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What to Do if Your Child Has Been Identified as a Close Contact of a Confirmed Case of COVID-19

Alberta Health Services has launched a new tool to provide COVID-19 guidance for parents of children attending school (or childcare). The tool walks through symptoms and provides information about next steps for testing and isolation, when household members need to isolate and when children can return to school. The tool is now available at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16998.aspx. For a flowchart that will [...]

2021-08-16T11:36:18-06:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

School Fees for the 2020/2021 School Year are Now Due and Payable

Dear Westmount Families, School fees for the 2020/2021 school year are now due and payable. Click here to view this year's fees.  2019/2020 fee and/or bus credits have been carried forward to student accounts and are being applied to this year’s fees. If, after fees are totaled, your total is a negative number (there will be a minus sign in front [...]

2020-10-30T14:23:38-06:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

It wouldn’t be November without our annual Book Fair! Elementary Book Fair is November 2-15, 2020. No need to leave the comfort of home - this year we are going VIRTUAL with our Scholastic Book Fair. All books are delivered directly to you – no muss, no fuss. Click on this QR code to access the Fair! OR Click the [...]

2020-10-29T16:25:54-06:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: K-4|Tags: |

New COVID-19 Daily Checklist for Children under 18

Based on new evidence, starting November 2, there are updates to the daily COVID-19 symptoms checklist for children under 18.  The checklist for those 18 years of age and older has not changed.  Both checklists are available here. This link is also posted on the home page of the WCS website. What has changed on the checklist for those under 18? [...]

2021-08-16T11:32:41-06:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: K-12|

Important Message for Grade 12 Parents Regarding Post-Secondary Planning

Please be reminded that there are many resources and up to date information in the Career Education pages of Power Learn to support the post-secondary application process.  Instructions are available on how to set-up an Apply Alberta account for Alberta post-secondary institutions, Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) for institutions in Ontario, MyPass and more.   Additional resources are available regarding scholarships, [...]

2020-10-30T13:51:04-06:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Grade 9-12|Tags: , |

Fee Payment FAQ’s

What is included in Instructional Resource (IR) Fees at the MH / School Fees at the EC? These fees are assigned to each student (whether attending in-person or at home) for resources related to basic instruction, including but not limited to textbooks, workbooks, photocopying, supplies, copyright etc. Please see Administrative Procedure 521 Do SEAL students at the elementary have to [...]

2020-10-26T15:22:08-06:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Flash Forward Incubator Program

Westmount students have been invited (once again) to be one of only a handful of Canadian schools to participate in the Flash Forward Incubator Program.  They are partnered with Exposure (a province-wide photography exhibition in Alberta) students who participate will have their work shown in a professional gallery during this Exhibition.  Students need to email Mr. Crooks at alan.crooks@westmountcharter.com if they [...]

2020-10-23T14:00:51-06:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Grade 5-12|Tags: , |

MH Spirit Week!

On October 26-30, Westmount Student Council has organized Spirit Week leading up to Halloween! Students can come to school and represent the theme of the day. Monday is Jersey Day Tuesday is Twin Day Wednesday is Crazy Hair Day Thursday is Cancer Awareness (wear pink and a moustache), and Friday is Costume Day (Halloween).

2020-10-23T13:51:13-06:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Grade 5-12|Tags: , |

New Mental Health Resource from AHS

In an effort to enhance mental health supports for Albertans, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is partnering with Togetherall — a free, online network that offers anonymous, peer-to-peer mental health services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Through the network, Albertans 16 years of age and older can share, connect, and support others in a safe online community. Please click [...]

2020-10-16T12:49:59-06:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

SEAL Student Life at Home Photos for EC Yearbook

This year the yearbook team is putting together a special section of the EC yearbook featuring our SEAL students, and we wondered if you could help! Please send us your best photos of life at home – inside or outside – that capture your experience learning at home? Email photos to Jeanette.rostad@westmountcharter.com.    Thank you! The EC Yearbook team [...]

2020-10-16T12:38:20-06:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: K-4|Tags: , |

STEM Fellowship

Hi WCS Students! Are you interested in STEM subjects? Do you want to learn more about careers and programs in STEM, gain valuable research experience, participate in competitions, and more surrounding the subjects you love? Well, you're in luck! The STEM Fellowship is a Canada-wide organization that equips students with skills in inquiry, data analytics, and scientific communication by hosting a [...]

2020-10-16T12:42:03-06:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Grade 9-12|Tags: , |
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